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The Colibri Team

Combining broad industrial experience with globally recognised thought leadership, Colibri Digital is uniquely positioned to help you embrace the power of modern technology to drive business success.

The Colibri Digital team
James Cross, Founder/CTO @ Colibri

James

James Cross

Founder/CTO @ Colibri

James is Colibri's founder and CTO - a career Cloud Native Big Data Architect with a passion for data-driven applications. He has spent the last decade helping his clients to design and implement huge scale streaming Data platforms, Advanced Analytics/AI platforms, Cloud-based analytics stacks, and serverless architectures.

James CrossFounder/CTO @ Colibri

James Cross

Founder/CTO @ Colibri

James Cross, Founder/CTO @ Colibri

James

James is Colibri's founder and CTO - a career Cloud Native Big Data Architect with a passion for data-driven applications. He has spent the last decade helping his clients to design and implement huge scale streaming Data platforms, Advanced Analytics/AI platforms, Cloud-based analytics stacks, and serverless architectures.

Siddesh Gaikwad

Business Manager

Resourceful Business Manager, adept in business process management with a proven track record. Skilled in multi-tasking and maintaining strong attention to detail. Highly self-motivated and a positive thinker with problem-solving skills.

Siddesh Gaikwad, Business Manager

Sid

Siddesh GaikwadBusiness Manager

Siddesh Gaikwad

Business Manager

Siddesh Gaikwad, Business Manager

Sid

Resourceful Business Manager, adept in business process management with a proven track record. Skilled in multi-tasking and maintaining strong attention to detail. Highly self-motivated and a positive thinker with problem-solving skills.

Brandon Steenhuisen, Senior Associate Data Architect

Brandon

Brandon Steenhuisen

Senior Associate Data Architect

Brandon is an associate Senior Data Architect and Data Engineer with more than 15 years working in the database industry. A SQL DB and PowerBI guru, Brandon is a highly trusted member of Colibri Digital's associate community.

Brandon SteenhuisenSenior Associate Data Architect

Brandon Steenhuisen

Senior Associate Data Architect

Brandon Steenhuisen, Senior Associate Data Architect

Brandon

Brandon is an associate Senior Data Architect and Data Engineer with more than 15 years working in the database industry. A SQL DB and PowerBI guru, Brandon is a highly trusted member of Colibri Digital's associate community.

Ashic Mahtab

Head of Software Development

Ashic Mahtab is a passionate and highly respected member of London's developer community, Passionate about Software Craftsmanship, Software Design, Messaging, DDD, CQRS, Event Sourcing, Git and Versioning and almost anything to do with software, Ashic regularly speaks about these topics at international conferences, meetups and user groups.

Ashic Mahtab, Head of Software Development

Ashic

Ashic MahtabHead of Software Development

Ashic Mahtab

Head of Software Development

Ashic Mahtab, Head of Software Development

Ashic

Ashic Mahtab is a passionate and highly respected member of London's developer community, Passionate about Software Craftsmanship, Software Design, Messaging, DDD, CQRS, Event Sourcing, Git and Versioning and almost anything to do with software, Ashic regularly speaks about these topics at international conferences, meetups and user groups.

Andreas Adamides, Principal Data Engineer

Andreas

Andreas Adamides

Principal Data Engineer

Andreas is an experienced and motivated Data Engineer, with extensive knowledge of DevOps, Automation, Containerisation and Big Data Pipelines with more than 7 years experience working across a range of industries in both the Public and Private sectors including Energy majors and Consulting organisations.

Andreas AdamidesPrincipal Data Engineer

Andreas Adamides

Principal Data Engineer

Andreas Adamides, Principal Data Engineer

Andreas

Andreas is an experienced and motivated Data Engineer, with extensive knowledge of DevOps, Automation, Containerisation and Big Data Pipelines with more than 7 years experience working across a range of industries in both the Public and Private sectors including Energy majors and Consulting organisations.

Alexandru Toea

Head of application development

A self driven full stack developer with almost 10 years experience in web application design, development and optimisation, API design, and system integration. He enjoys working in and managing cross-functional teams to ensure projects get delivered to spec and on time.

Alexandru Toea, Head of application development

Alex

Alex has a cat

Alexandru ToeaHead of application development

Alexandru Toea

Head of application development

Alexandru Toea, Head of application development

Alex

A self driven full stack developer with almost 10 years experience in web application design, development and optimisation, API design, and system integration. He enjoys working in and managing cross-functional teams to ensure projects get delivered to spec and on time.

Hasnain Ali, Software Engineer

Hasnain

Hasnain Ali

Software Engineer

Hasnain is a Data Engineer with expertise in building analytics pipelines at scale using a range of cloud technologies and advanced Big Data tools. He is a self-starter and highly skilled in Data Modelling, Engineering & Analytics, with a wide experience working with major energy companies and consultancies.

Hasnain AliSoftware Engineer

Hasnain Ali

Software Engineer

Hasnain Ali, Software Engineer

Hasnain

Hasnain is a Data Engineer with expertise in building analytics pipelines at scale using a range of cloud technologies and advanced Big Data tools. He is a self-starter and highly skilled in Data Modelling, Engineering & Analytics, with a wide experience working with major energy companies and consultancies.

Radu Nicolau

Senior Frontend Engineer

Radu is a Senior Frontend Engineer with strong programming skills and is highly adaptable to languages and frameworks/libraries. Radu is proficient in driving product launch plans and influence marketing, UX, and development on product requirements.

Radu Nicolau, Senior Frontend Engineer

Radu

Radu is a Gold Winner at The 2020 UK Digital Experience Awards-Digital Change & Transformation for New Day - Aquacard

Radu NicolauSenior Frontend Engineer

Radu Nicolau

Senior Frontend Engineer

Radu Nicolau, Senior Frontend Engineer

Radu

Radu is a Gold Winner at The 2020 UK Digital Experience Awards-Digital Change & Transformation for New Day - Aquacard

Radu is a Senior Frontend Engineer with strong programming skills and is highly adaptable to languages and frameworks/libraries. Radu is proficient in driving product launch plans and influence marketing, UX, and development on product requirements.

Vasile Madincea, Software Engineer

Vasi

Vasile MadinceaSoftware Engineer

Vasi is a seasoned Software Engineer and dev lead with a passion for computer science and physics. He is been working with a diverse range of clients in the software industry for more than 10 years, delivering innovative solutions.

Proficient in JavaScript, Python, Web Frameworks and Web Development he posses comprehensive problem-solving skills.

Vasile MadinceaSoftware Engineer

Vasile Madincea

Software Engineer

Vasile Madincea, Software Engineer

Vasi

Vasi is a seasoned Software Engineer and dev lead with a passion for computer science and physics. He is been working with a diverse range of clients in the software industry for more than 10 years, delivering innovative solutions. Proficient in JavaScript, Python, Web Frameworks and Web Development he posses comprehensive problem-solving skills.

Alin Floare

Software Engineer

A successful software engineer with tremendous knowledge of Python and Back-end development. Alin is a highly motivated team player with experience in a variety of software development technologies. His diligent mindset and disciplined approach enable him to work in dynamic environments with pressing deadlines.

Alin Floare, Software Engineer

Alin

Alin FloareSoftware Engineer

Alin Floare

Software Engineer

Alin Floare, Software Engineer

Alin

A successful software engineer with tremendous knowledge of Python and Back-end development. Alin is a highly motivated team player with experience in a variety of software development technologies. His diligent mindset and disciplined approach enable him to work in dynamic environments with pressing deadlines.

James Sadler, Programme Manager

James

James Sadler

Programme Manager

A career management consultant with over 25 years experience of business enabled change through technology. James has successfully delivered projects in a variety of industries including Finance, Health, Telcos, Energy and Public Sector.

James SadlerProgramme Manager

James Sadler

Programme Manager

James Sadler, Programme Manager

James

A career management consultant with over 25 years experience of business enabled change through technology. James has successfully delivered projects in a variety of industries including Finance, Health, Telcos, Energy and Public Sector.

Cristian RatSenior DevOps Engineer

Cris is a DevOps and Software Engineer with over 20 years of experience. After working as a full-stack developer he's transitioned to the DevOps and Cloud world.

Passionate about all things cloud and techy, he brings depth and breadth of experience to Colibri.

Cristian Rat, Senior DevOps Engineer

Cris

Cristian RatSenior DevOps Engineer

Cristian Rat

Senior DevOps Engineer

Cristian Rat, Senior DevOps Engineer

Cris

Cris is a DevOps and Software Engineer with over 20 years of experience. After working as a full-stack developer he's transitioned to the DevOps and Cloud world. Passionate about all things cloud and techy, he brings depth and breadth of experience to Colibri.

Cenk Kanlioglu, Senior DevOps Engineer

Cenk

Cenk KanliogluSenior DevOps Engineer

Cenk is a full-stack software Developer and DevOps Engineer with extensive experience and worked on different and challenging projects in different sectors (Retail business, Finance, Insurance, Telecommunication).

He is passionate about software development technologies (Java, .Net and Python) and also Cloud computing. He worked as cross-functional engineer on AWS and Azure Cloud Computing Services.

Cenk KanliogluSenior DevOps Engineer

Cenk Kanlioglu

Senior DevOps Engineer

Cenk Kanlioglu, Senior DevOps Engineer

Cenk

Cenk is a full-stack software Developer and DevOps Engineer with extensive experience and worked on different and challenging projects in different sectors (Retail business, Finance, Insurance, Telecommunication). He is passionate about software development technologies (Java, .Net and Python) and also Cloud computing. He worked as cross-functional engineer on AWS and Azure Cloud Computing Services.

Bianca Bucur

Back End Developer

Bianca is a talented backend developer with an innovative approach to challenges. Knowledgeable in Python and Django she is adept at contributing to a highly collaborative environment. Passionate about tech and a fast learner, always ready for a new challenge.

Bianca Bucur, Back End Developer

Bianca

Bianca BucurBack End Developer

Bianca Bucur

Back End Developer

Bianca Bucur, Back End Developer

Bianca

Bianca is a talented backend developer with an innovative approach to challenges. Knowledgeable in Python and Django she is adept at contributing to a highly collaborative environment. Passionate about tech and a fast learner, always ready for a new challenge.

Vlad Dumitru, Senior Frontend Developer

Vlad

Vlad DumitruSenior Frontend Developer

Vlad is a Senior Frontend developer with a comprehensive skillset and strong knowledge of React. He enjoys leading complex projects from start to finish. Passionate about building solutions that bring value, Vlad is keen on experimenting

and discovering new ways to create engaging and dynamic, yet robust and efficient products. He started building Java products for the enterprise ecosystem and then delved into the frontend world with ReactJS and ReScript.

Vlad DumitruSenior Frontend Developer

Vlad Dumitru

Senior Frontend Developer

Vlad Dumitru, Senior Frontend Developer

Vlad

Vlad is a Senior Frontend developer with a comprehensive skillset and strong knowledge of React. He enjoys leading complex projects from start to finish. Passionate about building solutions that bring value, Vlad is keen on experimenting and discovering new ways to create engaging and dynamic, yet robust and efficient products. He started building Java products for the enterprise ecosystem and then delved into the frontend world with ReactJS and ReScript.

Cristina Calinescu

Back End Developer

Cristina is a skilled backend developer whose professional journey includes full-stack. Experienced in Python, Django/Flask and React, she is a team player who is always open to new challenges and interested in constantly improving and developing both professionally and personally.

Cristina Calinescu, Back End Developer

Cristina

Cristina CalinescuBack End Developer

Cristina Calinescu

Back End Developer

Cristina Calinescu, Back End Developer

Cristina

Cristina is a skilled backend developer whose professional journey includes full-stack. Experienced in Python, Django/Flask and React, she is a team player who is always open to new challenges and interested in constantly improving and developing both professionally and personally.

Gabriel Iovu, Senior Backend Engineer

Gabi

Gabriel IovuSenior Backend Engineer

Gabriel is senior backend engineer specialising in python. Gabriel is quick in accomplishing any designated task and is an excellent team player. He keeps a solution-oriented approach with keen attention to detail.

He completed his Master in Business Administration and Engineering from Politehnica University of Bucharest. For the last few years, he is been working with some top trending and latest technologies.

Gabriel IovuSenior Backend Engineer

Gabriel Iovu

Senior Backend Engineer

Gabriel Iovu, Senior Backend Engineer

Gabi

Gabriel is senior backend engineer specialising in python. Gabriel is quick in accomplishing any designated task and is an excellent team player. He keeps a solution-oriented approach with keen attention to detail. He completed his Master in Business Administration and Engineering from Politehnica University of Bucharest. For the last few years, he is been working with some top trending and latest technologies.

Ibrahim Bocus

DevOps Engineer

Ibrahim is a DevOps engineer who's passion lies in building and automating infrastructure. Although he was originally a consultant for a global mechanical engineering firm, he has made the transition to tech and is now highly proficient with Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS and python among other tools.

Ibrahim Bocus, DevOps Engineer

Ibrahim

Ibrahim BocusDevOps Engineer

Ibrahim Bocus

DevOps Engineer

Ibrahim Bocus, DevOps Engineer

Ibrahim

Ibrahim is a DevOps engineer who's passion lies in building and automating infrastructure. Although he was originally a consultant for a global mechanical engineering firm, he has made the transition to tech and is now highly proficient with Kubernetes, Terraform, AWS and python among other tools.

Ashley Murphy, DevOps Engineer

Ash

Ashley MurphyDevOps Engineer

Ash is DevOps Engineer with a primary focus on AWS, Python and Terraform. He started his career as a Software Engineer writing applications in .NET, Java and Python. The majority of his experience is

within the consulting sector and he spent a year working in Australia on an engagement with one of the top international airlines. He has a wealth of exposure to the finance, health, energy and marketing industries.

Ashley MurphyDevOps Engineer

Ashley Murphy

DevOps Engineer

Ashley Murphy, DevOps Engineer

Ash

Ash is DevOps Engineer with a primary focus on AWS, Python and Terraform. He started his career as a Software Engineer writing applications in .NET, Java and Python. The majority of his experience is within the consulting sector and he spent a year working in Australia on an engagement with one of the top international airlines. He has a wealth of exposure to the finance, health, energy and marketing industries.

Calum Fairchild

Senior Data Scientist

Calum is a senior software engineer with hybrid experiences between Data Science and Data Engineering across the public sector. Primarily interested in R&D with data, he has a depth of knowledge of different Machine Learning and AI technologies.

Calum Fairchild, Senior Data Scientist

Calum

Calum FairchildSenior Data Scientist

Calum Fairchild

Senior Data Scientist

Calum Fairchild, Senior Data Scientist

Calum

Calum is a senior software engineer with hybrid experiences between Data Science and Data Engineering across the public sector. Primarily interested in R&D with data, he has a depth of knowledge of different Machine Learning and AI technologies.

Paddy Vishani, Engagement Manager

Paddy

Paddy Vishani

Engagement Manager

Paddy is an Engagement Manager with experience in financial services, technology and management consulting, specialising in change management and service implementation. He has worked in several areas within financial services, including retail banking, capital markets and the treasury. He is recognised as a strong business analyst and an experienced project manager.

Paddy VishaniEngagement Manager

Paddy Vishani

Engagement Manager

Paddy Vishani, Engagement Manager

Paddy

Paddy is an Engagement Manager with experience in financial services, technology and management consulting, specialising in change management and service implementation. He has worked in several areas within financial services, including retail banking, capital markets and the treasury. He is recognised as a strong business analyst and an experienced project manager.

Sergio Gové

Agile Delivery Lead

A seasoned Agile leader and coach with over 10 years' experience setting up, scaling up and running Lean/Agile delivery organisations for high-profile companies across various sectors including banking, finance, gaming, medtech, and central government.

Sergio Gové, Agile Delivery Lead

Sergio

Sergio GovéAgile Delivery Lead

Sergio Gové

Agile Delivery Lead

Sergio Gové, Agile Delivery Lead

Sergio

A seasoned Agile leader and coach with over 10 years' experience setting up, scaling up and running Lean/Agile delivery organisations for high-profile companies across various sectors including banking, finance, gaming, medtech, and central government.

Vlad Luca, Backend Engineer

Vlad

Vlad Luca

Backend Engineer

As a highly skilled and dedicated full-stack developer, Vlad brings over 3 years of experience in Python and Kubernetes, and 1 year of expertise in Ruby on Rails. With a passion for technology and problem-solving enables me to excel in designing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions for clients across various industries.

Vlad LucaBackend Engineer

Vlad Luca

Backend Engineer

Vlad Luca, Backend Engineer

Vlad

As a highly skilled and dedicated full-stack developer, Vlad brings over 3 years of experience in Python and Kubernetes, and 1 year of expertise in Ruby on Rails. With a passion for technology and problem-solving enables me to excel in designing, developing, and implementing innovative solutions for clients across various industries.

Amit Sinha

GCP Lead

Amit is an experienced Cloud Consultant and Lead Developer with over 17 years of experience in designing and implementing highly effective, scalable, resilient and creative cloud solutions for diverse sectors.

Amit Sinha, GCP Lead

Amit

Amit SinhaGCP Lead

Amit Sinha

GCP Lead

Amit Sinha, GCP Lead

Amit

Amit is an experienced Cloud Consultant and Lead Developer with over 17 years of experience in designing and implementing highly effective, scalable, resilient and creative cloud solutions for diverse sectors.

Daniel Toader, Senior Frontend Engineer

Daniel

Daniel Toader

Senior Frontend Engineer

Daniel has always been passionate about coding and has worked as a backend developer using PHP, frontend developer using React and Vue.js and also has been teaching frontend technologies.

Daniel ToaderSenior Frontend Engineer

Daniel Toader

Senior Frontend Engineer

Daniel Toader, Senior Frontend Engineer

Daniel

Daniel has always been passionate about coding and has worked as a backend developer using PHP, frontend developer using React and Vue.js and also has been teaching frontend technologies.

Awais Awan

Senior DevOps Engineer

Awais works with a plethora of technologies such as AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, EKS, AKS, Terraform, Istio, Helm, spinnaker, Chef, Ansible, PowerShell, Bash, MS TFS, GitHub, MS Build, ANT, Maven, MS Deploy, TeamCity, Jenkins, GitLab CI, Argo CD, FluxCD, Bamboo, Octopus, Appveyor, GIT, Stash, GIT Extensions, Subversion, Jira, Puppet, SQL Server 2008, ECS, Docker, Ansible, Active Directory, C/C++, PERL, C#, Ruby, IIS, SQL/PL-SQL, Deployment/Build, BigIP, Kafka, NewRelic, ELK.

Awais Awan, Senior DevOps Engineer

Awais

Awais AwanSenior DevOps Engineer

Awais Awan

Senior DevOps Engineer

Awais Awan, Senior DevOps Engineer

Awais

Awais works with a plethora of technologies such as AWS, Azure, Kubernetes, EKS, AKS, Terraform, Istio, Helm, spinnaker, Chef, Ansible, PowerShell, Bash, MS TFS, GitHub, MS Build, ANT, Maven, MS Deploy, TeamCity, Jenkins, GitLab CI, Argo CD, FluxCD, Bamboo, Octopus, Appveyor, GIT, Stash, GIT Extensions, Subversion, Jira, Puppet, SQL Server 2008, ECS, Docker, Ansible, Active Directory, C/C++, PERL, C#, Ruby, IIS, SQL/PL-SQL, Deployment/Build, BigIP, Kafka, NewRelic, ELK.

Lakshmi Podapati, GCP Lead Architect

Lakshmi

Lakshmi Podapati

GCP Lead Architect

Lakshmi is a highly motivated, versatile and hands-on Senior Technical Delivery Manager with more than 15 years of Banking and Financial Services Industry experience, providing comprehensive, creative business solutions and operational programme leadership across business, regulatory, risk and Technology driven change programmes with in Investment Banking.

Lakshmi PodapatiGCP Lead Architect

Lakshmi Podapati

GCP Lead Architect

Lakshmi Podapati, GCP Lead Architect

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is a highly motivated, versatile and hands-on Senior Technical Delivery Manager with more than 15 years of Banking and Financial Services Industry experience, providing comprehensive, creative business solutions and operational programme leadership across business, regulatory, risk and Technology driven change programmes with in Investment Banking.

Michael Readhead

Senior AWS Engineer

Mike write mostly in Python, Java, JavaScript and Go, but is always on the lookout for new up-and-coming technologies. He has a great deal of experience with AWS EC2 instances, writing simple, clean and performant code.

Michael Readhead, Senior AWS Engineer

Mike

Michael ReadheadSenior AWS Engineer

Michael Readhead

Senior AWS Engineer

Michael Readhead, Senior AWS Engineer

Mike

Mike write mostly in Python, Java, JavaScript and Go, but is always on the lookout for new up-and-coming technologies. He has a great deal of experience with AWS EC2 instances, writing simple, clean and performant code.

Nabil Andaloussi, Senior DevOps Engineer

Nabil

Nabil Andaloussi

Senior DevOps Engineer

Nabil comes with a plethora of experience is a lot of fields such as Java, Python, Bash (Shell), Powershell, Rust, Snowflake, Elasticsearch, Redis, MongoDB, RDS, Mysql, Greenplum, Oracle Infrastructure: Terraform, Consul, Packer, Vault, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Vagrant, Cloudformation, Azure Resource management, AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Nginx, Traefik, Squid, ZAproxy, Flask, Logstash, Grafana, Prometheus, Kibana, Azure Monitor, Cloudwatch, Stackdriver and more.

Nabil AndaloussiSenior DevOps Engineer

Nabil Andaloussi

Senior DevOps Engineer

Nabil Andaloussi, Senior DevOps Engineer

Nabil

Nabil comes with a plethora of experience is a lot of fields such as Java, Python, Bash (Shell), Powershell, Rust, Snowflake, Elasticsearch, Redis, MongoDB, RDS, Mysql, Greenplum, Oracle Infrastructure: Terraform, Consul, Packer, Vault, Ansible, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, Vagrant, Cloudformation, Azure Resource management, AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, Nginx, Traefik, Squid, ZAproxy, Flask, Logstash, Grafana, Prometheus, Kibana, Azure Monitor, Cloudwatch, Stackdriver and more.

Gabriel Malinchi

Technical Architect

Gabriel is passionate about technology, takes pride in his work and considers himself a software craftsman. He has been developing software professionally since 2011 and he has been involved in all the phases of the software development life-cycle in various roles: Software engineer, DevOps engineer, Technical Lead or Software Architect. Gabriel has led cross-functional or cross-organizational teams in successfully delivering one or more releases of the solution.

Gabriel Malinchi, Technical Architect

Gabriel

Gabriel MalinchiTechnical Architect

Gabriel Malinchi

Technical Architect

Gabriel Malinchi, Technical Architect

Gabriel

Gabriel is passionate about technology, takes pride in his work and considers himself a software craftsman. He has been developing software professionally since 2011 and he has been involved in all the phases of the software development life-cycle in various roles: Software engineer, DevOps engineer, Technical Lead or Software Architect. Gabriel has led cross-functional or cross-organizational teams in successfully delivering one or more releases of the solution.

Jared Magrath, Lead Architect

Jared

Jared Magrath

Lead Architect

Jared leads high performing agile data engineering teams, developing solutions in the Azure Data and AI space. Especially passionate about machine learning and data-mining using big data, in particular, in applying new data science and data engineering techniques, through the use of cloud technologies and Apache Spark. Jared is a Databricks Champion, with detailed knowledge of applying production solutions with Azure Databricks.

Jared MagrathLead Architect

Jared Magrath

Lead Architect

Jared Magrath, Lead Architect

Jared

Jared leads high performing agile data engineering teams, developing solutions in the Azure Data and AI space. Especially passionate about machine learning and data-mining using big data, in particular, in applying new data science and data engineering techniques, through the use of cloud technologies and Apache Spark. Jared is a Databricks Champion, with detailed knowledge of applying production solutions with Azure Databricks.

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